Congress Heights Community Training & Development Corporation (CHCTDC) has been funded since 2016 by the Dept. of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) to manage and operate the Congress Heights commercial corridor clean team which covers the Destination Congress Heights Main Streets area. The clean team’s main purpose is to implement commercial corridor litter clean up, recycling and other additional clean team services.

The Congress Heights Clean Team provides targeted maintenance of the public space, specifically cleaner streets, sidewalks, and storefronts to help attract more pedestrians and customers to the commercial corridors. The compounding effects of the Congress Heights clean team serves the following benefits:

  • Improve the appearance of the commercial district to help increase foot traffic and consequently the opportunity for increased customer sales; 
  • Reduce litter, graffiti, and posters to lessen the perception of an unsafe commercial area; 
  • Maintain an attractive tree canopy including landscaping along the corridor;
  • Support Sustainable DC goals by recycling, mulching street trees, using eco-friendly supplies, and reducing stormwater pollution generated by DC’s commercial districts; and, 
  • Provide jobs for DC residents.

Clean Team area of work in Congress Heights covers the following areas:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE from the 2700 block to 3200 block
  • 600 block of Alabama Avenue, SE
  • 600 block of Randle Place, SE

The Congress Heights clean team comprises of three (3) DC resident employees, two (2) full-time and one (1) Part-time; the team works seven (7) days a week except holidays and covers over .71 linear miles in size which encompasses 102 trees, 6 concrete planter boxes, and 24 trash cans. (For detailed clean team services click here.)

The clean team operates 7 days a week, the hours of operation are:

Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday – 9am to 12pm. The Congress Heights Clean team does not work on any Federal or local holidays. 

Take a look at our team’s progress below. 

Congress Heights Main Street Clean Team Stats 2017 to 2018

Congress Heights Main Street Clean Team Stats 2016 to 2017